Resume

Summary

As a creative art educator with experience teaching using a wide variety of art mediums such as drawing, graphic design, photography, painting, and polymer clay, my goal is to create a positive learning environment where my students can feel comfortable to express their imaginations, develop their art skills, and incorporate their interests in my lessons.

 

Education Experience and Certification Area

Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL         2020-2022

  • Teacher Licensure Program for Art K-12

Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL         2015-2019

  • Bachelor of Arts in Art (Studio Concentration), Emphasis in Drawing

  • GPA 4.0

  • Minors: Interaction Design and Art History

 

Field Experience

Student Teaching - DeWitt Clinton Elementary, Chicago, IL           Spring 2022

  • Created lesson plans aligned with national and state standards to meet the needs of diverse groups of students

  • Created grading rubrics for project assessments

  • Prepared and taught art lessons to students in grades Pre K to eight using a variety of mediums

  • Taught lessons using Elements of Art and Studio Habits of Mind

 Classroom Observation - Disney II Magnet High School, Chicago, IL         Fall 2021​

  • Collaborated with the partner teacher to develop lessons

  • Taught lesson on using Principles of Design in making bleach t-shirts

  • Taught lesson on creating paper straw sculptures

 

Employment History

Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL         2020-Present

Community Education Instructor

  • Worked as instructor for Art classes for NEIU's Office of Community and Professional Education (CAPE), which offers non-credit classes, workshops and summer programs

  • Created art project ideas, assessed required materials, created worksheets, guides, and lesson plans geared towards children 8 years of age to adult for in-person and Zoom classes

 

Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL         2019- 2021

Gallery Attendant

  • Co-webmaster and creator of NEIU Art + Design Community website

  • Worked on gallery administration projects

  • Handled opening and closing of the gallery, financial aspects and inventory of art sales

  • Assisted visitors with any questions or concerns in person and on the telephone

 

Palmer School, Chicago, IL          2021- 2022

Art Instructor, FORGE After School Program

  • Worked as an online instructor for after school drawing classes for kindergarten through 5th grade students

 

Leadership & Volunteer Activities

NEIU Artists and Designers Association                  2017-Present

Vice President, 2021- 2022

  • Held meetings and opportunities for members to work on club tasks and exhibition

Lake Geneva Youth Camp, Lake Geneva, WI        2017

Handcraft Assistant

  • Led campers through their craft activities

Lake Geneva Youth Camp, Lake Geneva, WI        2015

Camp Counselor

  • Responsible for campers’ well-being and activity assistance

 

Honors and Awards

Summa Cum Laude Academic Honors            2019

Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL          

Art Merit Scholarship          2019

Issued by Northeastern Illinois University Art Department, Chicago, IL

ChicagoCHEC Women in Science Conference Art Contest Award             2019

Issued by ChicagoCHEC                 

3rd place award

ChicagoCHEC Women in Science Conference Art Contest Award             2018

Issued by ChicagoCHEC                 

1st Place award

Artwork in Publication

NEIU SEEDS Literary & Visual Arts Journal               Spring 2021 Edition (p. 151-153)

NEIU SEEDS Literary & Visual Arts Journal               Spring 2020 Edition (p. 391-393)

NEIU SEEDS Literary & Visual Arts Journal               Spring 2019 Edition (p. 298 - 301, 351)

NEIU SEEDS Literary & Visual Arts Journal               Spring 2018 Edition (p. 32, 54, 66)

 

Skills and Interests 

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Drawing, Polymer clay, Web Design, Coding